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Gloucester County presents first-ever Family Health Summit

Gloucester County presents first-ever Family Health Summit

(Sewell, NJ)—Gloucester County and the Gloucester County Department of Health is sponsoring its first Family Health Summit on Saturday, September 26th from 8 a.m. to noon.

The Family Health Summit will be held at Atkinson Park, 138 Bethel Mill Rd in Sewell. In case of rain, rain date will be Sunday, September 27.

"This event will get Gloucester County families moving," said Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger. “Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we could not gather for our annual Men's Health Summit and Women’s Health Summit. We decided combining the two would be a perfect way for families to safely come out and get active together.”

The event is free and open to all Gloucester County residents. There will be group and solo activity sessions available.

“Our Health Department isn’t just a place to receive free vaccines and check-ups, we’re also here to help you make healthy decisions and learn fun, new ways to get active,” said Freeholder Jim Jefferson, liaison to the Department of Health. “We’re coming together to help families and individuals foster healthy behaviors and learn some new activities.”

The Summit will offer free blood pressure screenings, refreshments and healthy snacks. All attendees are asked to practice social distancing and wear a mask if you are unable to safely social distance.

“Education is the first step to learn how to live a healthier life,” said Freeholder Lyman Barnes, liaison to the Department of Education. “We hope residents will take advantage of the fitness classes and activities and take some of it home with them and continue a health journey that works for them.”

Activities available include:
• Pickle Ball (Limited number of participants)
• Frisbee Golf (Limited number of participants)
• Group Family Fitness Classes
• Guided nature trails and fitness stations throughout the park

The Family Health Summit is presented by the Gloucester County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Gloucester County Department of Health, Gloucester County Parks and Recreation.

For more information on the event, please call 856-218-4101 or visit www.gloucestercountynj.gov

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